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University world rankings

Lund University – A top 100 university

Lund University is highly ranked in many international comparisons of higher education institutions and has been consistently placed in the world's top 100 universities in recent years (among the top 0.4% of the world's universities).

The Main University Building in late summer


Lund University in world rankings

Lund University is the highest ranked university in Sweden in the QS Rankings 2022. It is also consistently ranked among the world's top 100 universities in world university rankings.

A top 100 university:

  • 87th place in the QS Rankings 2022
  • 99th place in the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2021

See the full ranking information at the ranking websites:

Lund University is ranked in the top 150 and 200 in the THE and ARWU rankings, respectively.

  • 116th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022
  • Top 151–200 university in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU 2021)

See the full ranking information at the ranking websites:

Internationalisation

  • 40th in the Times Higher Education (THE) Most International Universities in the World Rankings 2021

The Most International Universities in the World Rankings 2021

Reputation

  • 91–100 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings 2020

The World Reputation Rankings 2020

Employability

  • 82nd in the Times Higher Education (THE) Global University Employability Ranking 2018

The Global University Employability Ranking 2018

University rankings by subject

Lund University achieves high world rankings for several subject areas. The University is a:

Top 50 university in the following subjects (QS):

  • geography (24th)
  • development studies (32nd)
  • environmental sciences (44th)
  • nursing (47th)
  • finance (47th)* **

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

*QS Master's in Finance Ranking 2020 (separate ranking)
***The Master's in Finance is also ranked among the top 50 by the Financial Times Masters in Finance Pre-experience Ranking 2018

Top 100 university in the following subjects (QS):

  • anatomy and physiology
  • anthropology
  • archaeology
  • architecture/built environment
  • biological sciences
  • chemistry
  • communication and media studies
  • medicine
  • politics
  • social policy and administration
  • sociology
  • theology, divinity and religious studies 

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

Top 100 university in the following subjects (THE):

  • law (65th)
  • business and economics (69th)
  • life sciences (70th)
  • social sciences (81st)
  • physical sciences (99th)

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2021

Top 150 university in the following subjects (QS):

  • business and management
  • earth and marine sciences
  • economics and econometrics
  • engineering – electrical and electronic
  • engineering – mechanical
  • history
  • linguistics
  • law and legal studies
  • modern languages
  • physics and astronomy
  • statistics and operational research 

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

Top 150 university in the following subjects (THE):

  • arts and humanities
  • clinical, pre-clinical and health
  • engineering and technology

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2021

Top 200 university in the following subject (QS):

  • accounting and finance
  • computer science and information systems
  • engineering – civil and structural
  • English language and literature
  • psychology

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

Lund University is...

  • consistently the most popular Swedish university for international students applying to Swedish universities (national admissions statistics)
  • consistently the most popular higher education institute in Sweden – as ranked by Swedish secondary school students
  • the best performing middle-sized city in Europe in the European Commission's Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 2019

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